30 October 2008

30 October 2008: Guy Beringer Appointed to College of Law Board of Governors

Guy Beringer, the recently retired Senior Partner of Allen & Overy, has joined the Board of the College of Law as a non-executive Governor.

27 October 2008

Trainee Lawyers and Law Students Give a New Meaning to ‘Speed Dating’

The concept of speed dating was given a new twist by trainee lawyers and law students from The College of Law in Birmingham.

24 October 2008

24 October 2008: The College of Law Announces New Site in Manchester

The College of Law has announced that 2, New York Street will be the home of its new £5.5 million centre in Manchester.

20 October 2008

20 October 2008: Majority of Law Students Willing to Work Overseas as Credit Crunch Continues to Bite

Seven out of 10 law students say that they would consider taking a job abroad, while more than 80% fear that the problems affecting the UK economy are set to get to worse.

14 October 2008

14 October 2008: Linklaters launches global trainee orientation programme

Linklaters has introduced a bespoke programme, which saw its trainee solicitors and junior associates from its global network take part in a training week.

10 October 2008

10 October 2008: Pannone launches partnership with The College of Law

Internationally-renowned Manchester law firm, Pannone LLP, has announced it is launching a unique programme of bespoke training with The College of Law, to be run from the College’s new centre in the city from September 2009.

01 October 2008

1 October 2008: London Solicitors Urged to Give a Helping Hand to Would-Be Lawyers

The College of Law in Bloomsbury is on the look out for London solicitors, who are keen to pass on their knowledge to the next generation of legal professionals by becoming mentors.

30 September 2008

College of Law Expansion Forges Ahead with £5.5 Million Birmingham Extension and £2 Million Chester Refurbishment

The College of Law is continuing its rapid growth with the announcement of a £5.5 million extension of the Birmingham centre and the completion of a £2 million renovation scheme at the Chester centre.

12 September 2008

12 September 2008: College expands in Birmingham

Plans for the expansion of the College of Law Birmingham Centre have been approved by Birmingham City Council Planning Committee. The four-storey extension will include a larger law library, new classrooms, a study area for students and new offices.

03 September 2008

3 September 2008: Cleary Gottlieb Announces Unique Partnership with The College of Law

International law firm Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP has finalised an agreement with The College of Law for the College to become the firm’s exclusive partner for the Graduate Diploma in Law, the Legal Practice Course (LPC) and the Professional Skills Course (PSC).

29 August 2008

29 August 2008: College of Law opposes SRA proposals

The College of Law has hit out at the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) after the regulatory body proposed scrapping compulsory higher rights qualifications for solicitor advocates in favour of a voluntary accreditation process.

28 August 2008

28 August 2008: Voluntary Accredition Plan Could Lead To Incompetent  Higher Court Advocacy

The Legal Services Policy Institute at The College of Law has warned the Solicitors Regulation Authority that their proposals for voluntary accreditation for solicitor higher court advocates would not be in the public interest as they could lead to incompetent solicitors appearing in those courts.

22 August 2008

22 August 2008: Human rights delegation to Colombia

A group of 30 English and Welsh solicitors is heading to Colombia as part of an international human rights delegation.

28 July 2008

28 July 2008: Conference Puts Students on Right Pathway

Last week 150 sixth-formers congregated at the University of Warwick to attend the first-ever Pathways to Law National Conference.

23 May 2008

23 May 2008: Personal Injury diploma from MASS and College of Law

Employees from two leading Manchester law firms looking to specialise in Personal Injury (PI) are the first to gain the Motor Accident Solicitors Society (MASS) practical PI Diploma prepared by MASS, approved by the College of Law and delivered by Practising Personal Injury Solicitors.

21 May 2008

21 May 2008: Over 30% Increase In Students Wanting To Specialise In Legal Aid Work

The number of students wanting to specialise in legal aid work has increased by nearly a third in the past two years according to the latest figures published today by The College of Law.

08 May 2008

8 May 2008: College of Law scoops Weil Gotshal LPC mandate

US firm Weil Gotshal & Manges has signed up the College of Law to run the LPC+ course for its future trainee solicitors starting in September 2009.

06 May 2008

6 May 2008: York College of Law Sports Day 2008 and Tug-of-Law for law firms and student

Rival law firms from across the region descended on The College of Law in York to tough it out, not in the courts of law but on the College playing fields at Bishopthorpe on Saturday April 26th.

24 April 2008

24 April 2008: Media coverage of Manchester launch announcement

There has been extensive media coverage in national and regional newspapers, legal journals and websites of the College of Law announcement that it will open a new centre in Manchester in 2009.

24 April 2008

College of Law wins at Attorney General’s pro bono awards

The College of Law won the Best Contribution by a Team of Students for its Chinese Information and Advice Centre at the Attorney General’s Student and Law School Pro Bono Awards 2008

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